Man, 45, loses S'pore PR status & banned from re-entry for breaching Stay Home Notice requirements

He was warned he had breached his SHN requirements and could face penalties, but still insisted on departing Singapore.

Syahindah Ishak | February 26, 2020, 04:01 PM

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A 45-year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) has lost his PR status after breaching the Stay Home Notice (SHN) requirements.

According to a Feb. 26 media release, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said the man has also been barred from re-entering Singapore.

Insisted on departing Singapore despite being issued SHN

He was served with a SHN when he arrived at Changi Airport on Feb. 20 as he has had travel history to mainland China within the past 14 days.

He was briefed on the requirements of the SHN.

However, he failed to respond to phone calls and was not at his declared place of residence when ICA officers conducted enforcement checks.

On Feb. 23, ICA officers at Changi Airport caught him attempting to leave Singapore.

He was warned that he had breached his SHN requirements and could face penalties.

But he insisted on departing Singapore.

As a result, ICA rejected his application for renewal of re-entry permit.

This means that the he has lost his PR status and will not be able to re-enter Singapore.


The SHN was implemented from Feb. 18 as a precautionary measure to minimise the risk of additional imported cases of Covid-19.

The SHN is served on Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents, long-term pass holders and work pass holders.

To fit the criteria, they must have also had recent travel history to mainland China in the last 14 days.

Individuals served with the SHN are required to remain in their place of residence at all times for 14 days.

Penalties for breaching SHN

In its news release, ICA stated that the government will continue to conduct regular random checks through house visits and phone calls to ensure compliance with the SHN.

Those who fail to comply with the SHN may be prosecuted under Section 21A of the Infectious Diseases Act.

Foreign workers may have their work passes revoked and be repatriated.

Meanwhile, employers can also have their work pass privileges withdrawn.

Schools and institutions will issue disciplinary actions, such as suspension or dismissal, to students who breach the SHN.

And for PR and long-term pass holders, they might get their re-entry permit or passes revoked or the validity shortened.

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